Disinfo: Poland hates Lenin not because he’s a communist but because he’s Russian

Summary

Poles hate Lenin, not because he is a communist, not because he exterminated millions of Russians, my compatriots, but because he is Russian.

Disproof

This message is a part of the Kremlin’s widespread narrative about Russophobic Poland.

The Kremlin-controlled media regularly accuses Poland of Russophobia and the implementation of anti-Russian policies.

The Polish authorities do not “hate Russia, the Russians and everything that is Russian” – also, they do not "dehumanise" Russians as an ethnic group. This claim has a clearly manipulative and propagandist character.

Read similar case: "Disinfo: Representatives of Polish Government simply hate Russia and the Russians".

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 206
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 21/07/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Poland
  • Keywords: Anti-Russian, Russophobia

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Russia report is worse than the usual Russophobia, it’s a real declaration of hatred.

The Intelligence and Security Committee of the [UK] Parliament has today published on July 21 a report on Russia that begins with this sentence “the dissolution of the USSR was a moment of joy for the West“. Of joy! When will the next moment of joy for the West occur, the dissolution of Russia?

This report is worse than the usual Russophobia: it’s a real declaration of hatred!

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Disinformation dismissing the Russia report published by the UK Government claiming that this is even worse than the so-called Russophobia.

On July 21, the Intelligence and Security Committee of the United Kingdom's Parliament published two reports, one annual and one focused on Russia. The first paragraph of the Russia report states the following:

White helmets splashed children with something to stage chemical attacks

The effect of the pseudo-humanitarian activities of the “white helmets” is quite destructive. First, these are provocations. Secondly, the motive of these provocations is the further indulgence of further illegal actions on the part of the so-called Western community. This is simply the destruction of people’s lives. Remember the Syrian children, who were splashed with something there, in an attempt to bring them into a state that would look like some kind of attack by the Syrian authorities. It was filmed, photographed, recorded, then it turned out that these were all staged pictures.

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Recurrent disinformation narrative on white helmets.

The White Helmets movement originated in Syria in 2012. The organisation, which is made up of 3,400 volunteers including teachers, engineers, tailors and firefighters, states that it has no affiliation to any political or military actor and is committed to rendering services to anyone in need. Volunteers save people from the rubble after bombings, despite the danger of dying themselves as a result of repeated airstrikes.

There is a liberal paedophile lobby behind Dmitriev who has never been a human rights activist

Yuri Dmitriev was recognised as a paedophile but was sent to serve his sentence for several months. Instead of the minimum 12 years, he was given over 3 years. Although, apparently, he pleaded guilty.

What does 1937 have to do with it? He’s a paedophile. This is an established fact. Nobody places it over him, he confessed that he took nude photos, including pornographic ones, as recognised by the expert examination. This is such a signal that all this is possible. Well, rapist, well, a girl, well, her adoptive father. 3 and a half years. Fine. None of these intelligent bastards found a word of love, care, compassion, sympathy for this unfortunate girl. The liberal crowd stands for juvenile justice, sex education, and protects paedophiles.

Yuri Dmitriev did not find any Stalinist mass graves. He also did not prepare lists of victims of Stalinist repressions attributed to him. He has never been a human rights activist. A completely false image was created of him. We all thought that there is only a gay lobby in the country, and it turns out that it is also paedophile lobby.

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Yuri Dmitriev is a "respected historian known for his uncompromising investigation and documenting of mass graves of the victims of Soviet repression in 1937-38 and Chairman of the Karelia branch of Memorial Historical Society in the Russian Federation," - according to the EU, and  the paedophilia charges brought against him appear to have been prompted by his human rights work.

As his employer, NGO Memorial communicates that Yuri Dmitriev is a historian from Petrozavodsk, head of the Karelian branch of "Memorial". "Since the late 1980s, he has been studying the history of Stalinist repressions in Karelia, compiling lists of victims and restoring their biographies (since 1997, five Memory Books with such lists have been published), and is looking for the burials of those executed. Among the places of mass graves he found - Sandarmokh, the largest shooting places in Karelia in 1937–38, thanks to Dmitriev, turned into a memorial complex," says NGO Memorial.